The City of Calgary, located in the Alberta Prairies, is often referred to as “Cowtown” due to its long history of hosting one of the world’s largest rodeo shows and carnival a.k.a. the Stampede. Although this nickname conjures images of the old west, the city is actually quite modern and progressive. This is particularly noticeable in the use of energy efficient LED lights as part of some beautification projects.
For those of you who are familiar with my photos, you will likely have seen some of my photographs of the Langevin Bridge, which has LED lights that are programmed to change color. Sometimes, the lights change with the seasons, and sometimes the colors are selected to be festive. However, sometimes, it just seems to be completely random. Perhaps the colors are selected based on the amusement of the person operating the controls. Either way, it makes for a lovely nighttime cityscape:
Another example of using LED lights for nighttime landscaping is the fountain in Central Park: